Online Learning

Reach teens and tweens with YALSA’s fall online course

CHICAGO — School and teen services librarians find their roles evolving constantly, and many are now called to serve tweens and teens. What are the differences in need between these two age groups, and how do librarians successfully serve both? Find out how in Navigating the Divide between Teens and Tweens, a new online course offered in fall 2012 by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The self-paced course takes place Oct. 1 to Oct.

October webinars from ALCTS

Chicago — Now is the time to register for the October webinars from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  Priced at $39 for ALCTS members and $49 for others, these webinars offer great value on timely topics.  Register now! 

Oct. 3 

Demand-Driven Acquisitions, Part Two with  Michael Levine-Clark, Barbara Kawecki, and Rebecca Seger

ACRL offering e-Learning scholarships

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces e-Learning scholarships to help librarians, library staff and library school students stretch their professional development dollars. Twelve e-Learning scholarships will be awarded – seven covering the registration cost of a webcast and five covering the cost of an online course. Complete details are available on the ACRL e-Learning website.

PLA hosts webinar with Britton, developer of first makerspace in a public library

CHICAGO — At 1 p.m. CDT on Oct. 17, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “ Make Way for Makerspaces at the Library ” with Lauren Britton, transliteracy development director at the Fayetteville (N.Y.) Free Library, and creator of the first public library makerspace, the Fayetteville Fab Lab.

Learn all about makerspaces in free webinar series

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource and Library Boing Boing are making available an exciting new series of free webinars, Makerspaces: A New Wave of Library Service. In this series of four 60-minute webinars, registrants will have the opportunity to learn about a fast-growing library phenomenon from librarians who have been ahead of the pack. Registration for this free event is available at

Information literacy webinar now available in AASL professional development repository

CHICAGO — The archive of the recent vendor webinar, Wanted: Information Literacy Skills in a World of Google & Wikipedia, is now available online as a part of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB. The webinar, sponsored by EasyBib and presented by Emily Gover, shares recent findings on the status of plagiarism, research methods and citation practices and cross-references those results with data pulled and analyzed directly from EasyBib.

Spend four nights learning to use technology to connect with teens

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a unique new workshop, Using Social Media and Mobile Technology to Engage Teens with Jennifer LaGarde. This event will give participants the opportunity to spend an hour a night for four nights learning with a social media and teen service expert.

LLAMA webinar shows how to implement digital collections that preserve community history

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is presenting a webinar, "Social Entrepreneurship in Action: Digitizing Our Cultural History," from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.


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